Amazon DM42?

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NYC41
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Amazon DM42?

Post by NYC41 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi Swissmicros,

Do you plan to list the DM42 for sale on the Amazon.com (USA) store? I'd like to get a production model to join my beta model.

Thanks,

Doug
DM42 SN: 00085
HP-01; HP-41C, CV, CX, CL, CY; DM41L
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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by grsbanks » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:59 pm

You could order direct from swissmicros.com. The price would be pretty much the same, albeit expressed in CHF instead of USD.

Even if you order a DMxx from Amazon.com, it is still shipped from SwissMicros in Zürich anyway as far as I know.
Not SwissMicros staff, just an enthusiast.

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Walter
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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by Walter » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:56 am

NYC41 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Do you plan to list the DM42 for sale on the Amazon.com (USA) store?
I concur with grsbanks. And if I were SM, I won't see any reason to foster Relentless.com, a company killing many small to medium sized shops by applying ... ummh ... relentless methods. :evil: YMMV
DM42 SN: 00041 --- Follower of Platon.

HP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-50, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L

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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by saber » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:49 pm

I would also like to see the option of buying via Amazon. My employer gives Amazon gift cards as a "thank you" and I would like to spend mine on a DM42. Ever since the keypad on my beloved HP48GX died, I have been wanting a HP42. I currently use the 35s after trying the 50G, which I really didn't like compared to the 48 for some reason.

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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by Michael » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm

NYC41 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Do you plan to list the DM42 for sale on the Amazon.com (USA) store? I'd like to get a production model to join my beta model.
Amazon is good for promotion, but I wont be selling DM42's there as long as I don't have huge piles lying around not being able to sell them via my own shop. And I don't expect that to happen too soon ...

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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by rprosperi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:11 pm

Michael wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Amazon is good for promotion, but I wont be selling DM42's there as long as I don't have huge piles lying around not being able to sell them via my own shop. And I don't expect that to happen too soon ...
Great news! I prefer SM make more profit per sale. This is more likely to lead to new and better products for me to purchase than if Amazon were to make the extra profit. Plus, they've already put enough small companies out of business - they can focus on other market segments.

Thanks Michael. A happy situation where the seller and (most) buyers agree and mutually benefit.
--bob p

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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by cappy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:36 pm

Walter wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:56 am
NYC41 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Do you plan to list the DM42 for sale on the Amazon.com (USA) store?
I concur with grsbanks. And if I were SM, I won't see any reason to foster Relentless.com, a company killing many small to medium sized shops by applying ... ummh ... relentless methods. :evil: YMMV
I bought my DM41L from SM on Amazon. Why did they put it for sale there if they didn’t want to promote their sales?

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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by HPMike » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:14 pm

I just checked Amazon, and both the DM41L and DM16L are currently listed there. It is certainly more convenient to buy through Amazon than directly from SwissMicros, just one click and you’re done.
DM15L, S/N 00548. DM42, SN: 00159.

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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by Walter » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:09 pm

HPMike wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:14 pm
... It is certainly more convenient to buy through Amazon than directly from SwissMicros, just one click and you’re done.
Very generally speaking, mankind is lazy, gluttonous, and curious (not from me, but I don't remember the author). So many dubious developments start being just "convenient", i.e. count on the (physical and mental) lazyness of people. And later on those people claim "we didn't want that, if we had just known!". Certainly, relentless.com doesn't list SM calculators just for fun but for its own profit - and this profit inevitably cuts the profit of SM. Personally I prefer SM getting my money instead of relentless.com for various reasons, last not least since SM did the work. YMMV.
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Re: Amazon DM42?

Post by HPMike » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:04 pm

Nobody is forcing SwissMicros to list on Amazon, or eBay or anywhere else. FWIW, I’ve made all my purchases directly through SM, but I do not feel that I have done anything particularly noble here. Regardless of the profit margin, SM will sell a lot more product if they list on large online outlets, and not just an obscure website known only by a small group of enthusiasts.
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DM15L, S/N 00548. DM42, SN: 00159.

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